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Samsung Galaxy S7 front panel leaks revealing small design changes?

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Samsung Galaxy S7 front panel leaks revealing small design changes?
Images of what is alleged to be the front panel of the Samsung Galaxy S7 reveal that some minor design changes have been made to Samsung's flagship model. This fits in with a report earlier last month that said only minor changes will be coming to the handset. Based on the leaked panel, the home button looks to be longer. This dovetails with alleged images of the Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Plus that showed a rectangular home button.

In addition, the panel shows that the sensors, power button and volume rockers now adorn the right side of the handset. We implore you to view these images with your skeptical eye and take them with a grain of salt, especially since the placement of the sensors on top do not jive with those other previously leaked images that we just cited.

The Samsung Galaxy S7 should be unveiled on February 21st during the Samsung Unpacked 2016 event. This is taking place one day before the MWC expo kicks off in Barcelona. The Galaxy S7 is said to feature a 5.2-inch screen carrying a 1440 x 2560 QHD display. 4GB of RAM will be inside, along with 32GB/64GB of storage. A 20MP camera is expected to grace the back of the phone. The Exynos 8890 SoC will power the model everywhere but in the U.S. and China. In those two countries, the Snapdragon 820 chipset is expected to be under the hood with a quad-core CPU and the Adreno 530 GPU

As we get closer to February 21st, you can expect the number of leaks to grow exponentially. Keep your eyes right here for the latest news and rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S7 and all of its variants.


source: NWE (translated) via BGR

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posted on 02 Jan 2016, 10:25 1

1. darkkjedii (Posts: 21204; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Watch it turns out to be accurate.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 11:21 13

13. maherk (Posts: 3724; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Let's hope not. The home button looks ugly, and those huge top and bottoms bezels doesn't look any good either.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 11:53 2

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 21204; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I think they should leave the home button rounded, but there's gonna be some visual changes. Agreed on the bezels, leave em small like the N5.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 12:22 2

24. LetThereBeLight (Posts: 80; Member since: 20 Nov 2014)


I wish they would leave the physically home button once for all. Once I got used the on screen button on HTC One M8 I couldn't got used it on the Note Edge again (and I also couldn't got used everything with Touchwizz nightmare , I set every animation to 0, used the nova launcher and try to set and get rid everything could hold the speed back and couldn't have the same UI speed as on the one m8... people say the newer TW is faster... maybe it is)... I also don't like it is like the iPhone a left handed handset with the volume buttons in the left side. I prefer it in the right as many other manufacturer place them for right handed persons.
I know it is perfect for you this is just my opinion that's all...
(And I know I'm a dreamer but I wish they and everybody else start to have dedicated two stages camera buttons like Sony does ...)

I believe they could have a fingerprint scanner without a physically button there sooner or later or the physically button could also work as a capacitive button for home command. So if you need you could wake up the phone with hard push or just use as home button with soft touch.
BTW the fact you cannot turn off this "home button wake up the phone" thing is also very annoying for some... pocket waking up issues

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 13:05 7

28. Unordinary (Posts: 1692; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


Anything any company does, you guys complain.
Watch Samsung release a bezel-less phone.
You guys will start complaining that the bezels are too thin.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 10:35 1

2. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


No bezels on the sides? Interesting...

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 12:15

22. abdoualgeria (Posts: 397; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


the metal will cover it like N5

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 12:29

26. Neros (Posts: 1016; Member since: 19 Dec 2014)


But note 5 does have side bezels.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 21:19

40. WPX00 (Posts: 303; Member since: 15 Aug 2015)


basically, like the note 5, the rounded metal frame sort of bulges out from the side and acts as the bezel. The front panel will barely have any of it to minimize width.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 10:36 1

3. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Seems Legit.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 10:36 6

4. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Wonder what is the point of squaring off the home button.

It looks ugly vs the rounded one.
Looks like a step backwards.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 10:40

6. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I Can Only Think Of 1 Good Reason And That Is To Shorten The Bottom Bezel.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 10:41 2

7. SenorThrottles (Posts: 284; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


The bottom bezel still seems pretty large though

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 10:45

8. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Large because of the finger print scanner, I guess.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 10:53 1

10. SenorThrottles (Posts: 284; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


Maybe they're using the rectangular home button to differentiate their flagships from their other phones or something.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 10:55

11. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2468; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


Ikr If Anything They Get -0.1mm From The Change.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 10:38 2

5. magnanimus (Posts: 541; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


A transparent phone? Beat that rest of the industry /s

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 10:49

9. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


You might need to see this:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u5mEyUHr1YY

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 11:16 1

12. waterninja21 (Posts: 28; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Looks the same to me

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 11:24 1

14. lolatfailphones (Posts: 203; Member since: 08 Apr 2013)


It will fail

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 11:29 6

15. banglazbless (Posts: 106; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


Says the low-life.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 11:31 4

16. supracer (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


Change the fking design already! It's boring for God sake!!!

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 11:55 3

19. SenorThrottles (Posts: 284; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


There's only so much they can do with a rectangular slab. If you want a more exciting design, just go for the edge version.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 12:54 6

27. fyahking (Posts: 859; Member since: 28 Jan 2015)


Boring? Have you seen the isamephone6s? It's been the same since the 1901 and that thing is hideous looking.lol

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 13:11

29. supracer (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)


I hate the boring same old iPhone... It hasn't changed since it came out (maybe just getting thinner).... But Samsung is going down the same path and since the galaxy 1 came out, they all have the same design just refining here and there which is annoying. Maybe if they try to risk a different design it will become a game changer!!

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 16:31 2

35. catze86 (Posts: 726; Member since: 07 Dec 2015)


*Raising a hand* Ummmm.... How about Sony, HTC and etc, sir?

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 11:42

17. GreenMan (Posts: 1236; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)


Ah! Wish Samsung Make the next Nexus. Basically a Galaxy S7 with STOCK ANDROID and that Bugatti Veyron (or Kawasaki Ninja H2R, if you're a biker like me!) of SoC... THE MIGHTY EXYNOS!!!

Will it ever happen? Ah, Nope... (sigh)

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 12:05 1

20. Astonvan (Posts: 237; Member since: 14 Aug 2015)


Want to see it happen. #nohuaweithistime

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 12:09 3

21. Dude2014 (Posts: 439; Member since: 12 Feb 2014)


Samsung doesn't need Nexus anymore unlike other OEMs.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 12:18

23. abdoualgeria (Posts: 397; Member since: 27 Jul 2015)


samsung nexus 6p 2017

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 14:09

30. uzimafioso (Posts: 317; Member since: 15 Jul 2014)


Well that would be an Apple just cause of the A9 in my opinion. In bikes Id rather go for a Dyna. At least i can drive it around and make windows quake...

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 16:47

36. Diezparda (Posts: 871; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


I bet Samsung nexus (if that'll happen) will use snapdragon version instead of exynos.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 12:22 1

25. RuneMaster (Posts: 75; Member since: 31 May 2015)


Doesn't matter if it's real or not. Waiting for the actual design.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 14:23 2

31. cnour (Posts: 745; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Samsung=Ugly design

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 00:09 2

41. tedkord (Posts: 11628; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Have you seen the iPhone 6 or the iWatch? They make the Galaxy S6 look like high fashion. Then, there's the edge versions, which look fantastic regardless.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 23:31

45. another1 (Posts: 157; Member since: 25 Dec 2015)


...he never said the iPhone was better looking but okay, let's bring Apple into this for no reason....

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 15:13

32. stilwelloklahoma (Posts: 34; Member since: 05 Sep 2015)


A company's Facebook page www.facebook.com/artech21 is recruiting samsung galaxy s7 cases reviewers

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 15:39

33. finn_fat79 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Dec 2015)


Home button here looks cool.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 15:44

34. finn_fat79 (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Dec 2015)


Home button is interesting (that is if they absolutely have to stick with it at all), as long as they keep it nice and curvey without too many sharp edges. Overall design is nice and Iphoney, which is not a bad thing. Hoping for that iris scanner and stereo speakers though

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 20:12

37. wilky (Posts: 22; Member since: 30 Jun 2014)


Those moaning about the home button, let put it this way i rather have this than on screen buttons while Samsung uses AMOLED, basically because of burn in that AMOLED can suffer from.

I have both the Nexus 6 & S6 & my Nexus 6 suffers from burn in where the on screen buttons are, onscreen buttons are only worth having on LCD displays.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 20:42

38. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


That front panel looks like those poorly and unprofessionally designed concept frames by fans in many of the past years. I honestly doubt this is what we are getting from Samsung.

posted on 02 Jan 2016, 21:13

39. Mube007 (Posts: 235; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)


no need to change design. its good just minimize the bezel and work on battery life

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 02:35 1

42. Switch00 (Posts: 472; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Basically still looks like note2. Three and a half years later?

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 13:09

43. ameran (Posts: 282; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


I think that Galaxy S7 should be called S7, if S6's design is going to be carried over. I am not saying that they should copy Apple's strategy, but a brand new device should get a brand new name. Share your thoughts on this.

posted on 03 Jan 2016, 13:37

44. Yousefjaber (Posts: 53; Member since: 24 Nov 2015)


I think s6 is better

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